Wineries Pouring Rosé on Long Island

Rosé has gone from a fad to a summer must. More and more people are looking to add pink to their wine glass. And Long Island isn’t lagging behind on the famous trend. Here are seven wineries that are making summer days a little better with a touch of Long Island rosé.

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Croteaux Vineyards, Southold

For an intimate rosé tasting, head over to this North Fork gem. Founded in 2003, Croteaux Vineyards makes it their mission to exclusively make dry, fresh and fruity rosé wines. Small rustic tables with red chairs and Adirondack seating in an outdoor tasting garden also help to make this vineyard an ideal stop for a laid-back day with rosé only. Phone: 631-765-6099 | Address: 1450 S Harbor Rd Click to sip

Wölffer Estate, Sagaponack

Wölffer Estate Vineyard

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Four words: Summer in a Bottle. Nestled in the heart of the Hamptons, Wölffer Estate added this floral bottle to its rosé collection in 2013 and wine lovers have been flocking over for the explosive fruit flavor ever since. But the options continue with Grandiose Rosé and Estate Rosé. Once a potato farm, this 55-acre vineyard was founded by the late Christian Wölffer in 1988. It quickly grew to become a must-stop on the East End with more offerings including Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Phone: 631-537-5106 | Address: 139 Sagg Rd Click to sip

Sparkling Pointe, Southold

Those looking for bubbles in their glass should have one destination in mind: Sparkling Pointe. This vineyard, founded by love birds Cynthia and Tom Rosicki in 2002, is more than 40 acres specializing in everything sparkling. That includes the Cuvée Carnaval Rosé made for summer drinking. Think aromas of ripe strawberry and cherry with floral notes. Sparkling Pointe is also ideal for rainy days with its spacious tasting room with white couches and high ceilings. Phone: 631-765-0200 | Address: 39750 County Rd 48 Click to sip

Macari Vineyards, Mattituck and Cutchogue

Macari

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A rustic tasting room with an outdoor patio overlooking the vineyards makes Macari just as scenic as it is delicious. Summers taste better with Macari’s rosé, a blend of Merlot/Cabernet Franc with raspberry, strawberry and watermelon flavors. Mattituck: Phone: 631-298-0100 | Address: 150 Bergen Ave  or Cutchogue: Phone: 631-734-7070 | Address: 24385 Main Rd Click to sip

Lieb Cellars, Mattituck

This North Fork vineyard has been selling sustainably farmed and hand harvested wines since 1992. Sip rosé on a white picnic table surrounded by acres of greenery at Lieb Cellars’ Bridge Lane Tasting Room. Among the options is the dry Bridge Lane Rosé that has notes of guava, peach blossom, strawberry and watermelon. Phone: 631-298-1942 | Address: 35 Cox Neck Rd Click to sip

Clovis Point Vineyard and Winery, Jamesport

Clovis Point

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A 1920s potato barn with wood trimmings and wine barrels as decor along with live music on Saturdays are some memorable touches at Clovis Point. The wine, of course, is another. Loaded with different flavors, the dry rosé at Clovis Point is the perfect accompaniment to a cheese platter. Phone: 631-722-4222 | Address: 1935 Main Road Click to sip

Shinn Estate Vineyards and Farmhouse, Mattituck

Midwesterners Barbara Shinn and David Page settled in New York in the early 90s and built this lovely vineyard a few years later. The vineyard, which is now powered with a solar and wind power system, sells a dry rosé with flavors of strawberry, raspberry and watermelon. Pairing it with a lobster roll is recommended. Phone: 631-804-0367 | Address: 2000 Oregon Rd Click to taste

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